Beam Me Up Scotty - A Real Live Teleporter

Beam me up Scotty! A team of scientists in Australia has successfully teleported a laser beam from point A to point B in a matter of seconds. But does this mean we will soon be teleporting from the kitchen to the living room on a regular basis? Kidzworld has the 411 on this scientific breakthrough.

The team of physicists from the Australian National University has been working on a device that is able to copy and destroy sub-atomic particles (that means they are super, super small) and then recreate those sub-atomic particles somewhere else. Scientists around the world have been working on similar machines, but this group of Australian scientists has had the most success in repeating the experiment over and over again.

Dr. Ping Koy Lam was the physicist in charge of the Australian team and, although he is excited about this recent breakthrough, he doesn't think we will be using teleportation on human beings any time soon. They would however, like to experiment teleporting solid objects.

Most likely this new scientific discovery will be used, not to transport people from place to place, but to send information instead. Dr. Lam predicts that if the same technology that was used to teleport the laser beam were to be used on a computer, information would be able to travel millions of times faster than even the super-computers of today.

What would you like to teleport? Or if teleportation worked on humans, where would you want to go? and let us know.

Related Stories:

  • New Planet Discovered
  • Fossils Found in Ontario
  • Hubble Space Telescope
  • Get More Fun Science Facts Here
  • 1 Comment

    latest videos


    Where Would You Teleport?

    • I would teleport myself to the moon.
    • Everywhere! It would save me from walking so much.
    • Into movie theatres so I could see all my fave movies for free.
    • Teleportation sorta freaks me out.

    related stories

    Random in the forums

    AnimeBae posted in General:
    banned for not knowing kevin villecco and Sushi Killers song Animebae
    reply 35 minutes
    ThatOneMudkip posted in General:
    Banned for liking anime and being a bae at the same time
    reply 37 minutes
    Kirsteeeeen posted in General:
    This thread has been moved. Click here to see the new thread.
    reply about 1 hour
    AnimeBae posted in General:
    banned for having potato in your username and strawberry cake
    reply about 1 hour
     :) This is all about building robots going to competition and having fun. We are all hard working minds ready to learn everyday. If you do not have it at your school or some sort of robotics you should ask someone about it. This is such a great experience, that everyone should have a chance to do.   :confused if you don"t know what this is go to my bio i will be updating until we are done with are competition.    
    reply about 1 hour

    play online games